Tap into the Benefits of Automatic Monitoring of Energy Usage

battery-operated meter reading deviceElectric energy, gas and water are the mainstay of the utilities that power up our homes, schools and businesses. Whether we live in a dorm, apartment or house, we use these utilities. When we come into the workplace, we expand our usage of these utilities in association with our fellow workers and for the requirements of the job to be done.

As we build the structures of our buildings, we make room to house the piping and cables that connect our dwelling with our utilities. As we build, we monitor. As we monitor, we evaluate and price our utilities. Consistent monitoring of our energy and water usage is critical to our infrastructure. Finding ways to successfully and efficiently monitor our energy expenditures is essential to the function of our enterprises, nation and world.

There are some tasks that you do, such as utilities monitoring, that are mundane and repetitive yet at the same time are most important. Wherever possible, these tasks should be automated. New devices, computerization and WiFi transmission have allowed the utility companies to minimize, and all but eliminate the need for field technicians to evaluate the monitoring devices in-person.

Battery-operated monitoring services allow for real-time collection of data for usage, diagnostics and more. OmniCel has reliable, long-lasting batteries for automatic meter reading devices that collect consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meter or energy metering devices (gas, electric). These devices transfer data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting, and analyzing.

This automatic meter reading technology saves utility providers the expense of periodic trips to each physical location to read a meter. Another advantage is that billing can be based on near real-time consumption rather than on estimates based on past or predicted consumption. Automation has sped data collection compared to the manual approach.

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OmniCel batteries provide the portable energy, to sustain the millions of meters that monitor residential and commercial energy usage. OmniCel enables utility providers to tap into the benefits of automatic monitoring of energy usage over the long haul.

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